Fronk Recipes

Ajitsuke Tamago (Marinated Soft-Boiled Eggs for Ramen)

6 servings


4 hours 25 minutes

total time


1 cup water (about 8 ounces; 225g)

1 cup sake (about 8 ounces; 225g)

1/2 cup soy sauce (about 4 ounces; 115g)

1/2 cup mirin (about 4 ounces; 115g)

1/2 cup sugar (about 3 1/2 ounces; 100g)

6 large eggs


In a medium bowl, whisk together water, sake, soy, mirin, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil over high heat. Pierce the fat end of each egg with a thumbtack to make a tiny hole. (This prevents them from cracking and eliminates the air bubble at the end.) Using a spider or slotted spoon, carefully lower eggs into water. Reduce heat to maintain a bare simmer (about 190°F/88°C). Cook for exactly 6 minutes for a liquid egg yolk and 7 minutes for jammy egg yolk. Drain hot water and carefully peel eggs under cold running water. (The whites will be quite delicate.)

Transfer eggs to a bowl that just barely fits them all. Pour marinade on top until eggs are covered or just floating. Place a double layer of paper towels on top and press down until completely saturated in liquid to help keep eggs submerged and marinating evenly. Refrigerate and marinate at least 4 hours and up to 12 hours. Discard marinade. Store eggs in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in ramen soup to serve.


Serving Size

makes 6 eggs


86 kcal

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



186 mg


163 mg

Total Carbohydrate

3 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Total Sugars

3 g


6 g

6 servings


4 hours 25 minutes

total time
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